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    DescriptionAnxious about the apostrophe? Confused by the comma? Stumped by the semicolon? Join Lynne Truss on a hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation that is sure to sort the dashes from the hyphens. We all had the basic rules of punctuation drilled into us at school, but punctuation pedants have good reason to suspect they never sank in. 'Its Summer!' screams a sign that sets our teeth on edge. 'Pansy's ready', we learn to our considerable interest ('Is she?') as we browse among the bedding plants. It is not only the rules of punctuation that have come under attack but also a sense of why they matter. In this runaway bestseller, Lynne Truss takes the fight to emoticons and greengrocers' apostrophes with a war cry of 'Sticklers unite!'


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    Title
    Eats, Shoots and Leaves
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lynne Truss
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 244
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007329069
    ISBN 10: 0007329067
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
    BIC subject category V2: CBG
    BISAC V2.8: LAN006000
    DC22: 421.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24140
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    BISAC V2.8: LAN021000
    Thema V1.0: CBG
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ACB
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    FOURTH ESTATE LTD
    Publication date
    01 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Lynne Truss is one of Britain's best-loved comic writers and is the author of the worldwide bestsellers 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves' and 'Talk to the Hand'. Her most recent book is 'Get Her Off the Pitch!' She reviews for the Sunday Times and writes regularly for radio.
    Review quote
    'A punctuation repair kit. Passionate and witty...fresh and funny.' Independent 'If Lynne Truss were Roman Catholic I'd nominate her for sainthood.' Frank McCourt 'I laughed, I howled, and I immediately wanted to join the militant wing of the Apostrophe Society. This is great stuff: genuine, heartfelt and rousing.' Jenny Colgan 'Enchanting, full of jokes and anecdotes and information. It makes you love punctuation; you want to conserve what is left and perhaps call for more of it.' Sunday Telegraph 'It can only be a matter of time before the government seizes the chance to appoint [Truss] minister for punctuation. The manifesto is already written.' Guardian 'Truss deserves to be piled high with honours.' John Humphrys, Sunday Times 'Worth its weight in gold.' Independent